Patagonia

We believe the environmental crisis has reached a critical tipping point. Without commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, defend clean water and air, and divest from dirty technologies, humankind as a whole will destroy our planet’s ability to repair itself. At Patagonia, the protection and preservation of the environment isn’t what we do after hours. It’s the reason we’re in business and every day’s work.

Patagonia Reno, NV, USA
Sep 21, 2018
Full time
General Summary The Environmental Activism Manager is responsible for implementing activism efforts company-wide. They are a core member of Patagonia’s campaigns and advocacy team, contributing to the development, strategy and execution of company campaigns and issue advocacy focused on raising awareness and generating action and positive change around environmental issues. They will act as a point person on key issues important to the company, and they will develop and implement educational materials and clinics that increase employee engagement in our campaigns.  The Environmental Activism Manager will oversee the retail and wholesale grants programs as well as the company’s clothing donation programs. They will supervise the Reno Environmental Team. Essential Job Functions Assist with the development and implementation of company environmental campaigns. Develop strategies in conjunction with our environmental team on how to effectively communicate the company’s environmental message. Oversee activities of District Environmental Coordinators (5 regional DEC’s) to support all of Patagonia’s environmental campaigns, grants, and Patagonia Action Works in the retail channel. Oversee the company’s retail and wholesale environmental grant programs. Make sure programs meet Patagonia ‘s environmental guidelines for funding. Create and manage yearly grants budgets. Oversee operation of the corporate, retail, and wholesale division clothing donation programs. Oversee Reno employee environmental activism programs, (Brainfoods, Enviro Activism Days, etc.). Network with environmental activists, among our grantees and outside of our grantee base, to stay informed on key issues and to collaborate and create partnerships with environmental groups and like-minded businesses around our company campaigns. Work with the Environmental Grants Manager to track and communicate the impact of retail and wholesale grant programs, through success stories and statistics, in our company publications, website, blog, catalogues, etc. Research current environmental issues as they pertain to on-going Patagonia environmental initiatives with an emphasis on local, state, and/or federal legislative actions and results. Distill this information and package it in an understandable and accessible form. Provide feedback to the Director of Campaigns and Advocacy. Actively participate in the planning and implementation of the bi-annual Tools for Grassroots Activist Conference. Act as a spokesperson for company environmental campaigns, inside and outside the company, working closely with the Environmental Team and Global PR team. Other Job Functions Respond to customer requests for information, questions and complaints about Patagonia’s environmental positions. Represent the Patagonia Reno Service Center in all things enviro in Reno (specifically), Nevada, and northeastern California. Assist in writing and editing environmental stories, emails, and action alerts, for the catalog, website and annual Environmental Initiatives Booklet. Physical Requirements Ability to travel 5-8 times per year, 2-4 days/ trip, to work with retail stores and Ventura headquarters. Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time. Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time. Ability to maintain a composed and professional demeanor within a flexible and (at times noisy) work environment. Minimum Job Qualifications College Degree in a related field required. Working knowledge of and passion for global environmental issues. Minimum 5 years’ experience in the environmental movement or community activism including campaign development and strategy and grant making/reading/writing. Experience in training and organizing others. Understanding of the political process. Public speaking and/or public relations skills. Proficient with Outlook, Word, and Excel and a willingness to learn our Cybergrants database system. Comfortable with team-based work structure; ability to remain flexible to change within the work environment and scope of responsibility. Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility. Able to work well under pressure and deadlines. Outdoor enthusiast and product user. Currently registered to vote. Sense of humor. Preferred Job Qualifications Has worked for or sat on the board of directors of an activist environmental organization. In-depth understanding of Patagonia and our retail and wholesale operations. Advanced database and grants program knowledge. Employee Conduct It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors. Equal Employment Opportunity All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Patagonia Ventura, CA, USA
Sep 21, 2018
Full time
General Summary: This role is responsible for the strategic development, research, implementation and execution of Patagonia’s environmental funding programs with an emphasis on key priority regions and issues. They are responsible for facilitating and developing relationships with prospective and ongoing grantees, engaging employees as key stakeholders throughout the funding process, facilitating requests through all aspects of the grants process and preparing regular reports on respective funding initiatives and programs.    Essential Job Functions: Responsible for the strategic development and execution of a number of Patagonia’s key priority regions and issues, consistent with Patagonia’s environmental department’s annual and long-term strategic plan. Develops, fosters and strengthens relationships with grantees though regular communication, events/conferences and occasional site visits. Serves as the primary grantee contact for all grant-related inquiries.  Works closely with grantees to assess their capacity needs and utilize Action Works and other additional non-monetary support programs and opportunities. Coordinates all aspects of managing respective grants councils or key stakeholders, including running elections for new members, trainings, preparing materials and coordinating details for meetings. Assists in leveraging Patagonia’s funding by actively engaging other foundations and other potential donors on relevant issues and opportunities. When appropriate, act as a liaison with, or convener of, grantees, funders, and other conservation partners to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas and strategies. Responsible for shepherding grants through our process from initiation through final reporting, which includes all outreach to potential and existing grantees, initiating and managing requests through our grants database platform, communication of grant making decisions, facilitating grant payments and the tracking of all reports. Responsible for tracking and providing regular reports on respective funding initiatives and programs.  Network with other corporate and foundation grant makers in an effort to stay connected to environmental field. Assists with the planning and execution of the Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference. Physical Requirements:  Must be able to sit for extended periods of time. Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time. Ability to maintain a composed and professional demeanor within a flexible and (at times noisy) work environment. Must be able to travel domestically and internationally utilizing various transportation methods. Minimum Job Requirements: College Degree in a related field required. Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working with foundations and grants, preferably from a grantmakers perspective. Advanced degree or commensurate work experience on environmental or conservation issues, such as leadership of a significant environmental campaign Demonstrated ability to create and implement a program from start to finish; ability to build lasting work relationships with grantees, other foundations’ staff, government officials and other colleagues Demonstrated knowledge of conservation biology and ecology. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate the Patagonia’s mission and areas of interest to diverse audiences Basic understanding of the types of capacities important to nonprofit organizations, such as fundraising, governance, planning, evaluation, etc. Ability to organize and effectively handle multiple projects, meet regular deadlines with consistency and accuracy, work independently while within a team structure, and work under pressure with ease and humor. Demonstrated ability to handle controversial issues with comfort, subtlety and finesse. Proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Windows, and Excel. Experience with grants management software helpful. All employees are expected to: perform with high standards of integrity; demonstrate maturity; listen actively; value self-understanding; exhibit deep commitment; use good humor; and communicate effectively. Employee Conduct:   It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors. Equal Employment Opportunity All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law. Equal Employment Opportunity All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Patagonia Ventura, CA, USA
Sep 21, 2018
Full time
General Summary:    The Environmental Programs Manager is responsible for strategic development, research, implementation and execution of Patagonia’s primary non-monetary environmental support programs and the Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference, with the goal of building the capacity efforts of the grassroots environmental movement. This role will work closely with the Patagonia Action Works team in building strategy, execution and leveraging this program to engage and enhance the impact and experience for our grantees.  Essential Job Functions: Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference Responsible for strategic oversight and vision for the Tools conference, to include continual program evaluation, elevation and expansion through communication with internal and external partners. Develop multiyear plan to leverage and increase the impact of the Tools conference, including how to support grantees at a regional and topical level. Plan, coordinate and lead all aspects of the biennial Tools conference with a focus on process improvement. Create digital and online components of Tools for Grassroots Activists, to be utilized through Patagonia Action Works, the Grantee Dashboard, and as internal educational opportunities for our employees.  Patagonia Action Works Act as environmental team representative on the Patagonia Action Works committee, including providing insights and suggestions on new grantee tools or expansion ideas. In collaboration with enviro team leadership, works to identify priority issues, organizations and regions to spotlight through Patagonia Action Works. Align and create on-boarding grantee engagement strategy with Activism Marketing Coordinator. Create and implement on-going grantee engagement strategy in support of environmental campaigns on Patagonia Action Works. Research and advise on possible under-engaged grantee categories in Action Works.  Develop strategy to build bridges to groups and vet for potential grant making alignment. Ensure grants information is complete to support timely platform updates, in collaboration with Activism Marketing Coordinator, Grants Database Analyst, Activism Marketing Manager and edit team. Evaluate and implement improvements to this process to shorten the timeframe between receiving a grant and appearing on the platform and accessing all support tools. Other Responsibilities Create and implement on-going grantee engagement strategies, specific to each grants program, in partnership with the grants team, District Environmental Coordinators and the Patagonia Action Works team. Elevate and expand use of Grantee Dashboard as a central hub for all Patagonia’s grantee support, monetary and non-monetary. Coordinate with Activism Marketing Coordinator and environmental program managers to build, maintain and provide information across all relevant programs. Minimum Job Requirements: College Degree in Environmental Studies, Science, Policy or comparable area of expertise. Minimum 5 years’ experience working in the environmental movement including responsibility for non-profit campaign development and strategy. Leadership experience in project management and event planning. Extensive public speaking and public relations skills. Understanding of political process and experience in shaping public policy. Excellent writing skills with experience as a ghostwriter. Demonstrated ability to handle controversial issues with comfort, subtlety and finesse. Excels in a team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job. Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Windows, and Excel. Physical Requirements: Must be able to sit for extended periods of time. Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time. Ability to maintain a composed and professional demeanor within a flexible (and at times noisy) work environment. Must be able to travel domestically and internationally utilizing various transportation methods. Employee Conduct:   It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com